I was probably only kidding?
I have to build the new cabinets first to see what I actually need. I had plans on using a concrete countertop reinforced with fibreglas and a rounded pebble surface covered with 1/4" urethane. (easy to repair scratches with another coat of urethane).
I was planning on buying 23g. in 24 X 36" sections for the sink and forming it by hand, giving it a hammered, oldfashined "farm sink" look.
Joints will be soldered and I'll use a piece of stainless underneath it for strength.
For the range hood and trim I was thinking of using 24g. Which it plenty heavy for that application, but quite a bit cheaper.
The joints will be soldered and riveted with copper rivets as an accent.
Here is one link to copper sheets that still has a pretty good price:http://www.whimsie.com/coppersheetwire.html#anchor51873